Compose Course

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This function is available in OCAD Mapping Solution.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Compose a new course

Hint.jpgShort video as a starter: New Course Setting Functions

  1. Choose the Compose course tool from the toolbar.
  2. Compose the course by clicking in the drawing area. First click adds a start object, each additional click adds a control point and double click adds a finish object to the map and the course.
  3. When you click on the Compose course tool, but no Course has been defined so far, OCAD will add a course automatically. Enter the name. You will get to the Courses window, where you see the newly added course. Click on Close.
  4. If there are already Courses defined, but you have not chosen one in the Course List, a window appears where you can select a course.

Modify an existing course

Remove controls from the course

Use CTRL key + Click to remove a control from the course.

Insert controls into the course

  • Choose the Compose course tool from the toolbar.
  • Initialize the Insert mode with entering and leaving a control circle with the mouse.
  • Once the insert mode is initialized each click inserts a control point.
  • Use ESC key to exit the insert mode.


Move a control point

  1. Enter a control circle with the mouse.
  2. Press the left mouse key and drag the control point to the new position
  3. Leave the left mouse key.


The Compose course tool is not working for variations in Relay Courses.

Course Setting Objects Toolbar

Beside the Compose course tool, there are the most common Course Setting Symbols in the Toolbar. Click on one of them and a Drawing Mode is activated automatically.